Media Centre

Welcome to IUCN’s media centre for journalists during the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. 

Media registration will take place in the Registration Area at the Barcelona International Congress Centre. It will be open from 12 noon to 20:00 on Saturday, October 4, and from 08:30 to 20:00 on Sunday, October 5.

The media centre will be open from 14:00 to 22:00 on Sunday, October 5. It will open from 08:00 to 22:00 from Monday, October 6, to Saturday, October 11. It will reopen on Monday, October 13, at 08:00 and close at 17:00 on Tuesday, October 14.

We have a media handling team who will help journalists find their way around events, set up interviews with IUCN staff and other top VIPS, and be on hand to answer any general queries you may have.

A list of key events, press conferences and VIP delegates who journalists may be interested in interviewing are updated regularly online by clicking the links to the right.

Internet connections are available as fixed points in the media centre, as well as access to a wireless connection. IT support will be provided by the Congress venue.

If you have any queries about the media facilities at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress please feel free to contact members of the following IUCN media team.

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Press Releases


Hibiscus Syriacus, the national flower of Korea

Next World Conservation Congress will be in the Republic of Korea

The 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress will be held in Jeju, in the Republic of Korea, the IUCN Council decided in its 73rd regular meeting.   …  

26 Nov 2009 | International news release

Conservation for a New Era

Conservation for a New Era

The latest analysis of the state of conservation has been published today by IUCN. The book, Conservation for a New Era, outlines the critical issues facing us in the 21st century, developed from the results of last year’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …  

17 Sep 2009 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Barcelona sets environment action agenda

While the world struggles with the turmoil of a market crisis, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress defined the way forward in solving the environmental crisis. Participants in the Congress underlined that the cost of biodiversity losses are not only greater than those of the current financial problems, but in many cases, they are irreparable. …   | French

14 Oct 2008 | International news release

Ashok Khosla at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

IUCN’s New President Announced

Members of IUCN are celebrating the announcement of their new president, Ashok Khosla from India. He was running against Purificació Canals and Carlos Manuel Rodríguez in the presidential run-off at the world’s oldest and largest environmental network, held at its World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

13 Oct 2008 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Largest environmental meeting sends wake-up call to the world

It’s time to wake up and take action to protect the planet’s natural wealth, that’s the message of the first part of IUCN’s World Conservation Congress. …   | Spanish

09 Oct 2008 | International news release

Dolphin, near the Azores

High seas gems in the spotlight

Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, a joint initiative has been launched to highlight special places in the least protected place on Earth: the high seas. The centerpiece of which is a brochure showcasing 10 “gems” of the high seas. …  

09 Oct 2008 | International news release

Bleached coral head, Bahamas.

Climate change: pushing species to the brink

Thirty-five percent of the world’s birds, 52 percent of amphibians and 71 percent of warm-water reef-building corals are likely to be particularly susceptible to climate change, the first results of an IUCN study have revealed. …   | French

08 Oct 2008 | International news release

Sacred natural sites : guidelines for protected area managers

IUCN and UNESCO publish guidelines on sacred natural sites in protected areas

Thousands of sacred natural sites are in jeopardy around the world despite the fact that many lie within formal Protected Areas. …  

07 Oct 2008 | International news release

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED

IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

Connect2earth prize awarded

Barcelona, 6 October 2008 (IUCN and WWF) – Sofia Mateus, a 29-year-old Swiss/Portuguese, is the grand prize winner of an international youth competition running on connect2earth, the green on-line community where young people can have their say about the environment by uploading videos, pictures and comments. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

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